Making All Voices Count

Technologies, citizen voice and accountable governance

Making All Voices Count was a programme that supported the development and spread of innovative approaches to fostering accountable, responsive governance – many of them using tools and platforms based on mobile phone and digital technologies.

Innovation, scaling and research projects

From its inception in June 2013 until its end in November 2017, Making All Voices Count issued 178 grants:

  • 72 to innovation projects
  • 38 to scaling projects
  • 7 to tech hubs
  • 61 to research projects.

Fourteen key messages about tech and accountable governance

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Five lessons about supporting innovation

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A learning programme

Making All Voices Count generated research-based evidence on how technologies contribute to accountable governance change processes, and practice-based learning on how to support innovation in this field.

This site

This is an archive of resources from the programme. You can search our publications, projects and blogs by theme and by country, and by type of project or publication.

Accountability ecosystems: directions of accountability and points of engagement
Brendan Halloran

ICTs in accountability relationships - what matters apart from the tech?

The art of ‘bureaucraft’: Why and how bureaucrats respond to…
Anuradha Joshi Rhiannon McCluskey

What makes reformist public officials respond to citizens

Voice or chatter? Making ICTs work for transformative citizen engagement
Anita Gurumurthy Deepti Bharthur Nandini Chami

ICT-mediated citizen engagement can promote democratic governance and amplify citizen voice

What data do we want? Understanding demands for open data…
Andrew Kaliati Paskaliah Kachieng’a Indra de Lanerolle

There is demand for data, but also for dialogue between government and citizens to further accountability